Bastide of Guillermy

The Bastide de la Guillermy is a historic bastide in Les Aygalades , a neighborhood in the 15th arrondissement of Marseille , France. It was built in the 17th century, making it one of the oldest buildings in Marseille.


In 1689, the de Guillermy family acquired the land (which formerly belonged to Jean de La Ceppède ) and built the bastide shortly after. [1] [2] It is one of the oldest buildings in Marseille. [1]Over the next FEW centuries, the family hosted Paul Barras and later Princess Françoise of Orléans . [1] The country house was later purchased by the Savin family. [1]

By 1941, the country house was owned by Mr Rousset, who rented it to the police. [1] Meanwhile, the Nazi invaders began building the A7 highway near the bastide. [1]

The bastide was acquired by the French state in 1957. [1] It was home to the French police until 2004. [1]

In 2009, the French state suggests turning the empty country into a temporary housing for Romani people . [1] The project was abandoned due to protests. [1] In 2011, the country house was listed for sale. [1]


  1. ^ Jump up to:k “Bastide de la Guillermy” . Tourism Marseille . Retrieved March 27, 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ Crozel, Jean-Luc (August 18, 2013). “A country house of the seventeenth abandoned” . Provence . Retrieved March 27, 2016

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